Wednesday 8 – Sunday 12 September 2021

Read. Write. Welcome

Revisit our WAM 2020 online program anytime
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    Cathy McGowan's biography, Cathy Goes to Canberra: Doing Politics Differently, is a handbook on…
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    Judith Brett’s writing brings engaged political research to a broad readership. Her most recent…
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  • Kat Bennett
    Wodonga City Councillor Kat Bennett works in health promotion and is passionate about Council…
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    Dr Jennifer Jones is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies in La Trobe University's…
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About WAM

The Neighbourhood is an online storytelling project conceived by Alyson Evans and Tahni Froudist. The project asked Albury Wodonga area residents to reflect creatively on the theme of home. The integration of their photographs, videos, stories and poetry into an interactive digital map reflects the diverse community of people who live in The Neighbourhood. Come and meet them. Be inspired to submit your own creative reflections and take your place in The Neighbourhood!

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Our team

Write around the Murray is driven by a passionate advisory committee and festival team.

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Work with WAM

Write around the Murray is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace. People from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply

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Author submissions

Authors and publishers are invited to send submissions anytime. We're always looking for presenters to share stories, ideas and expertise with our audience.

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Watch and listen

AlburyCity Short Story Award 2020
Thursday 10 September 2020
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AlburyCity Short Story Award 2020

– 24 minutes 22 seconds
Sunday 15 September 2019
Wednesday 3 June 2020
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Short Stories: Kate Rotherham talks to Lucy Treloar

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Read. Write. Welcome.

We are incredibly proud of the amazing line-up of Authors, Illustrators and Journalists who have been involved in the festival over the years. Take a look back at all the fun we've had!

View past festival highlights

Stay in the loop

Announcements Honours and Celebration
Thursday 10 September 2020

Announcing the 2020 AlburyCity Short Story Award winners!

Congratulations to the writers of the twelve stories that made the shortlist. Well done! And a special congratulations of course goes to Rob Johnson, Claire Aman and Ellen Rodger.

Announcements Honours and Celebration
Tuesday 01 September 2020

Announcing the 2020 AlburyCity Short Story Award shortlist

"There was something wonderful in every one of these stories and it was a great pleasure to read and reread them."

Arts and Culture Events and Activities
Friday 17 July 2020

We’re gathering online – please drop in

The festival is progressing full steam ahead as we prepare to launch our online program on 30 July.

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